We caught a couple moments of director Charlie Ahearn‘s time prior to the World Premiere of his new film Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer produced with Kenzo Digital opening this Sunday (6/26) at BAM.
Shot and produced by Willie T
Standard Culture sat down with the legend-status art director to talk about his involvement in MoMA’s Looking at Music 3.0 as well as work, and art in general.
photo by Sabeth718
An hour long interview for KQED’s first person with Michael Krasney.
“We’ll talk to Guerrero about his journey from high school dropout and teen skate god to entrepreneur and indie music icon.”
Also on a total side note: If anyone has or knows where to get the Iron Cross deck above in white, contact me please!
Late last month a series of ads featuring figures such as Morrissey and Jay-Z, began to appear in phonebooths across Manhattan. This was no ad campaign though, at least not a sanctioned one. It was the work of Katsu. With moves such as his recent MoCA Spray-by (after the jump), and this series of ads we got interested and caught up with Katsu to ask a few questions. We found out on top of everything else, that if you like one of these ads, you can buy it as a print. (each print is signed & numbered in an edition of 15 on archival paper. dimensions 49×25 the same size they were installed.)
Paris Hilton interviews Lil’ Wayne for Interview magazine.
HILTON: What’s your favorite club in Miami?
WAYNE: My favorite club in Miami is a club called LIV. It’s in the Fontainebleau Hotel.
HILTON: Oh, I love that club.
HILTON: I had to do 24 nights in solitary. [Hilton was held in a separate cell as a safety precaution.]
WAYNE: Oh, so you know how it is.
HILTON: Yeah, I know how it is.
Read it all here
He’s been in France so long that he refers to the speed of objects in kilometers. Anyway, this video is a nice insight into JonOne’s work.
Graffiti artist and painter John Andrew Perello, aka JonOne, grew up in New York and as a teenager was involved in the explosive graffiti scene of the 80s, spraying walls and ‘bombing’ trains. He moved to Paris in 1987, linking into the thriving arts and graffiti scene, and has remained there ever since. We caught up with him in Paris – the resulting documentary is a wonderful insight into a very charismatic person and the ever-changing struggle he encounters as an artist. Co-directed and produced with Oliver and Charlie Clark under our SoWhat collective.
We’ve been following the work of INSA for years now. The UK-based artist has gone stylishly from graff and galleries, to heels and museums. INSA opened a show at Fifty24SF in San Francisco last week, we caught a couple moments of his time.
“I hadn’t seen a lot of the paintings for so many years, and it’s exciting to see them in concert with the others. The idea of “Mental States” is that it’s not just the character in the paintings, it’s also going to be about the people who come to see the paintings and what it does to their mental state, to see all these different reflections of humanity, from all walks of life, happening at the same time on the wall.”
Marina Cashdan does a fantastic interview with George Condo for the Huffington Post. Condo’s Mental States opens at the New Museum today.
Read the interview here
More info on the show here
Bobby Hundreds recently sat down with Garfield creator Jim Davis for an interview in alignment with their new collaboration, good stuff.
Read it all here
Sanrio’s Small Gift, an 8000 sq. ft pop-up shop, art exhibition, and tattoo parlor opens tomorrow (12/2) in Miami. We took a moment of time away from Roger Gastman and Ian Mazie to find out more.
SMALL GIFT MIAMI
173 NW 23rd St.
Miami, FL 33127